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St. Louis Pêche - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
80
good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 17.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 07-03-2003)
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Photo of beerwolf77
1.55/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for cracking this oddity to kick off one of our weeknight tastings.

A: Strangely the beer is clear cinnamon brown. Tiny wisp of dirty white head fades and leaves no lace.

S: Woody spiced fruit, a touch of sweetness and cough syrup. I imagine this is what a 1970's area basement reeked of.

T: Oh my this is not good. Sickly sweet fruit syrup with a tart finish. There's a distinct well water aspect that leaves a metallic taste in my mouth after every sip.

M: Thin and almost flat.

O: Well this one was a dud. I've had the St. Louis Raspberry and enjoyed it. Sadly this one does not even compare.

beerwolf77, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of rastaman
1.65/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Very sweet cordial peachyness, very light and sweet. Sparkling fruit cordial to the max, unexciting, yet mildy drinkable and slightly refreshing, one for the girls or the friend who only drinks Bacardi Breezers or something. Hard to say too much more about it.

rastaman, Jul 03, 2003
Photo of Evil_Pidde
1.86/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Pours copper with a small beige head. Faint lacings.

S: Peaches, brett and sour yeasty notes. A faint sweetness feels like an off-smell.

T: Obviously peaches, some brett and sadly enough lots of sweetness - it's like peche-lemonade...

M: Body is medium, carbonation is non-excisting and aftertaste is short.

O: If your plan is to produce a Lambic - use fruits - not juice!!!

Evil_Pidde, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of paterlodie
2.38/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Best before 07-2006. Pours in ok but without a huge head and what was there went as quick as it came. Beercolor is good though; bronzebrown and totaly clear.
Nose is peach, sweet, sour and think there is some hops too. All together making it a good smell that i can appriciate.
Taste is lot less, sour& sweet unbalanced and peaches up on top. This makes your mouth cramp together and no way I'll ever get into this kind of fruitbeers. BTW I'll refuse to ever call this a lambic!

paterlodie, Feb 22, 2005
Photo of GradyS1
2.38/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Dark golden color with a small lacing and quarter inch head
S- Very sweet peach, honey, peach and apples
T-Tastes like honey and peach juice mixed together, very sweet and fruity
M- light overall, slight syrupy finish
D- Did not like this, way too sweet and creamy, needed to be more carbonated to balance it out more

GradyS1, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of sweemzander
2.48/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12.7oz bottle poured into a stemmed glass. 10/2008 printed on the label. Thanks to jstilwell for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a fairly dark muddy blush color. Produced some off-white bubbles.

(S)- Lots of earthy overripe peaches. Some oaky tartness.

(T)- Sweet, not really even tart or sour, but peach juice. Some damp wood and earth.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level. A decent balance, though overall, just very sweet and muted characters with no acidity or sourness to speak of.

(D)- There are far better lambics out there, though I would compare this as a lesser Lindemans. Makes me want to have Fou Foune!

sweemzander, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of Julien
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Julien, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
2.63/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Well, I knew this was no traditional lambic going in and I got what I deserved. Clear orange color, guess all the yeast was filtered out, bummer. It smelled at first like it might have just a note of funk but no, it was not gonna happen with this "lambic". It tastes like peach juice and syrup and really not like lambic at all. It does not taste bad but its just a sweet beer that tastes a lot liek lindemans. not up my alley.

ArrogantB, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of ptykozoon
2.73/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy, dirty orange. Thin cap on top with some lacing.

Extremely aromatic, one of those beers that you can smell right as you nudge the cap. Moving in closer it is nothing but peaches/apricot - ripe and candy like.

Too much peach in my opinion. The peach is so dominant in the taste, it is also cloying and a bit too one-dimensionally sweet for a beer.

Syrupy mouthfeel is not beneficial to this style in my opinion. Tiny bit of sour (I think) helps round things out a bit. Heavy carbonation.

Closer to a Mike's Hard Peach Lemonade than a fruit lambic. Not undrinkable but I won't be buying again.

ptykozoon, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of mmahut
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear and light yellow with no head and minimal carbonation.

S: Sweet peach smell, very sweet.

T: Peach, sugar, caramel. Not very natural feeling tho.

M: Light body with no carbonation.

D: Very sweet lemonade good for very hot summers. Although may be too sweet for some people.

mmahut, Jun 09, 2010
Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -14.3%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Supergenious
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Supergenious, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of BILF
3/5  rDev -14.3%

BILF, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of goldbot
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Label says bottle on "070710". I suppose this is July 10th, 2007, and not July 7th, 2010 (4 months in the future).

Coppery brown with a medium, bubbly, off-white head. Lots of carbonation. A bit of spotty lacing.

Fruity aroma of green apple and some peach, although not too much actually. Hints of grainy malt with an underlying tart sourness and some yeasty notes throughout.

Stronger peach flavor; comes on a bit tart at first, yielding to a very sweet fruity flavor. A brief hint of yeasty sourness at the end. Finishes with a sweet, powdery, peachy aftertaste.

Very crisp, a bit cloying on the backside. Leaves a residue-like feeling on the tongue from all the sweetness.

The fruitiness is pleasant in this, although it could have used more yeast and sour flavors to balance the intense, cloying sweetness.

goldbot, Mar 21, 2010
Photo of zeff80
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a somewhat cloudy, rust color with some sediment in the bottom of the glass. It had a thick, foamy, white head. Not much lace.

S - It smelled of sweet peaches. There was some yeast and grain aroma, too.

T - It was very sweet and very peachy. Light yeast flavors, too.

M - It was crisp and fizzy. A light bodied lambic.

D - This is an okay lambic. Like most peach lambics it was very sweet.

zeff80, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Schlafly33, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

GRG1313, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of NateMac13
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

NateMac13, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, May 01, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear gold with a puffy white head. This ale looks very similar to Lindeman's Peche, which I suppose it was modeled on to a certain extent.

S: Aromas of peach, minerals, and cream are readily apparent on the nose. There is little, if any, authentic lambic character here.

T: Fruity and sweet on the palate with the expected mix of peach, candy sugar, mineral, and cream flavors that remind me so much of asti spumante. The finish is short and confected with peach and sparkling wine notes.

M: Light bodied and dry with active carbonation. In some respects, this feels much more like a sparkling wine than a beer. Drinkable, but not all that appealing.

O: I suppose if one were looking to try a sweetened lambic, then this one would not be that bad in a pinch. It compares favorably to Lindeman's Peche Lambic, but is not as assertive on the palate. It's way too sweet for my liking, but I'm glad I tried it.

mrfrancis, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of KVNBGRY
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

KVNBGRY, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Clear orange gold with no head and no lacing.

S - Peach with a slightly musty, soft, sour aroma.

T - Very sweet peach with a slightly tart aftertaste. Aftertaste is almost exactly like the aftertaste of SweetTarts.

M - High carb, thin, refreshing.

D - This is a peach soda a la Lindemans. It is easy to drink, but it is hardly great. Actually it is a tad cloying.

mrasskicktastic, Jun 17, 2007
Photo of Suds
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I split this one with my wife, during a quiet night at home, playing cards. It pours a light amber color, you could call it peach I guess. The head is fizzy, very white, and (for the most part) stable. The aroma sure lets you know that you're drinking a beer flavored with peaches. It's got an almost overdone sweetness to the aroma, that's tempered by an acrid sourness. It's a funny balance, and it's a little rough-hewn (given my high expectations), but it more or less works. The longer I sipped, the more I enjoyed the smell. The taste is similar: extremely sweet, balanced by a tartness. Fairly light and carbonated mouthfeel...a little more depth of body would have gone a long way. It lacks the complexity of a lot of fruit lambics, but for those who enjoy peach aroma, this isn't half bad.

Suds, Jan 22, 2006
Photo of joeysmokedporter
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

A: not much carbonation upon opening the bottle. pours dark orange, copper. clear for a lambic. two-finger head that quickly dissipates.

S: acetic/slight vinegar that immediately mixes with a sweet sugary peach aroma, some earthy/outdoor/horse-like lambic aroma as well.

T: slightly acidic and vinegary, but balanced with sweet peach again as in the aroma. Wild character notable, resembling horse-blanket character notable in lambics. ends with an acidic sourness that lingers in the aftertaste.

M: low carbonation as this bottle has been likely aged. contributes to an almost syrupy feel, with slight puckering in the back of the mouth.

D: this might have suffered from aging but still not a bad beer. Not a "purist" lambic as it is significantly sweet and seems like it might have added sugar. For what it is it is quite enjoyable.

joeysmokedporter, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of BEERchitect
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After experiencing good results from the Kriek, I expected more from the Peache. Though the brew was solid, it did not live up to the hope. A standard peach jelly flaovr and aroma dominates the glass, but with little contributing character and variety, the beer gets rather borring. The peach character behaves much like simple sugars and soda pop. Mild tartness and lambic qualities don't shine enough to make much of an impact. Prickly carbonation distracts from the mouthfeel. Finishes with simple sugary tackiness and a lingering peach flavor. Solid, but not at the top of the list.

BEERchitect, Apr 28, 2007
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St. Louis Pêche from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
80 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.